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Picadillo

Picadillo

66 Ratings
66 Ratings
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Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

A fun flavorful dish that is full of veggies and lean protein and can be made in a flash.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound turkey, ground, 85% lean
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 5 carrot (small, diced)
  • 2 zucchini (medium, or other squash)
  • 2 potatoes (medium, diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 cups Mexican style tomato sauce (10 1/2 ounce can)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

1. Brown ground turkey in a non-stick frying pan.

2. Add onions, carrots, squash, potatoes, salt, pepper, and cumin. Sauté for about 5 minutes.

3. Add tomato sauce and just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender.

4. Dissolve cornstarch in about 1 Tablespoon of cold water, add to mixture, bring back to a boil until gravy thickens. Serve.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source:

California Health Department - Los Angeles County, Es Facil Campaign.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/6 of recipe (304g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 254
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 691 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 17 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 81 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 967 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 254
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 10 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 5 mg
Cholesterol 55 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 17 g
Minerals
Calcium 81 mg
Potassium 967 mg
Sodium 691 mg
Copper 284 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 60 mg
Phosphorus 242 mg
Selenium 20 mcg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 466 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 0.8 mcg
Vitamin C 31 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 18 mcg
Folate 50 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 8 mg
Choline 67 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 1 1/2 ounces

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Frying pan wasn't large enough to hold all of the ingredients. I ended up transfering into a large soup-type pot. Due to this, took a little longer than 25 min. Tasty and easy.
03/18/08
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